Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017
Genre: YA Fiction
When I say sadness what I really mean is: black hole inside of me filled with nails and rocks and broken glass and the words I don’t have anymore.'”
Trigger warning: Self Harm, Suicide, Drug usage
I picked this one off of a list. With Thirteen Reasons Why trending, I’m gonna say this was really worth the read and worth all the pain and sadness. It was tragic and sad but had a happy ending.
Charlie starts off the book in a hospital, recovering from a recent suicide attempt. She has select mutism and is thouroughly broken apart. They release her early due to financial issues and she decides to go to Arizona with a friend who offered her a place to stay. (She was coming off homelessness). Upon arriving, she finds a job and at this job meets washed up Rockstar Riley. Then she makes some choices that go very downhill very fast.
This book was definitely hard to read with my depression but I’m glad that I did. The author has personal experience with the issues talked about in the book and she provided a resource page for teens in need and suicide awareness.
I highly recommend this book but I included a trigger warning for a reason.